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For the 2021 school year, there are 109 public schools serving 54,573 students in Yakima County, WA. Yakima County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Washington.
The top ranked public schools in Yakima County, WA are Hilton Elementary School, Apple Valley Elementary School and Wide Hollow Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Yakima County, WA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Washington public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 61% statewide average). Schools in Yakima County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Washington public schools.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Washington public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Yakima County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Hilton Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    211 Fourth Avenue
    Zillah, WA 98953
    (509) 829-5400

    Grades: PK-3 | 378 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Apple Valley Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7 N 88th Avenue
    Yakima, WA 98908
    (509) 965-2060

    Grades: K-4 | 345 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Wide Hollow Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1000 S 72nd Ave
    Yakima, WA 98908
    (509) 965-2023

    Grades: K-4 | 389 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Moxee Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    528 E. Seattle Avenue
    Moxee, WA 98936
    (509) 573-7700

    Grades: K-5 | 524 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Mountainview Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    830 Stone Rd
    Yakima, WA 98908
    (509) 965-2070

    Grades: K-4 | 188 students
  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Ahtanum Valley Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3006 S Wiley Rd
    Yakima, WA 98908
    (509) 965-2031

    Grades: K-4 | 274 students
  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Cottonwood Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1041 S 96th Ave
    Yakima, WA 98908
    (509) 965-2052

    Grades: K-4 | 450 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Naches Valley Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    151 Bonlow Drive
    Naches, WA 98937
    (509) 966-5050

    Grades: K-4 | 505 students
  • Rank: #99.
    West Valley Middle School Math: 57% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1500 S 75th Ave
    Yakima, WA 98908
    (509) 972-5700

    Grades: 5-6 | 865 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Summitview Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    6305 W Chestnut Ave
    Yakima, WA 98908
    (509) 972-5540

    Grades: K-4 | 349 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    West Valley Junior High School Math: 56% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    7505 Zier Rd
    Yakima, WA 98908
    (509) 972-5800

    Grades: 7-8 | 832 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Zillah Intermediate School Math: 60% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    303 Second Avenue
    Zillah, WA 98953
    (509) 829-5555

    Grades: 4-6 | 289 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Terrace Heights Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    101 N 41st St
    Yakima, WA 98901
    (509) 573-7800

    Grades: K-5 | 508 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    East Valley Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1951 Beaudry Road
    Yakima, WA 98901
    (509) 573-7600

    Grades: PK-5 | 573 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    West Valley High School Math: 46% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    9800 Zier Rd
    Yakima, WA 98908
    (509) 972-5900

    Grades: 10-12 | 1,215 student
  • Rank: #1616.
    Union Gap School Math: 54% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3201 South 4th Street
    Yakima, WA 98903
    (509) 248-3966

    Grades: PK-8 | 604 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Smith Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    205 Fir Ave
    Grandview, WA 98930
    (509) 882-8700

    Grades: PK-5 | 609 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Zillah High School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1602 Second Avenue
    Zillah, WA 98953
    (509) 829-5565

    Grades: 9-12 | 429 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Tieton Intermediate School Math: 52% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    711 Franklin Rd
    Tieton, WA 98947
    (509) 673-3141

    Grades: 4-6 | 275 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Zillah Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1301 Cutler Way
    Zillah, WA 98953
    (509) 829-5511

    Grades: 7-8 | 207 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Whitney Elementary Yakima Math: 50% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4411 W Nob Hill Blvd
    Yakima, WA 98908
    (509) 573-1900

    Grades: PK-5 | 533 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Harrison Middle School Math: 51% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    810 S. 16th Street
    Sunnyside, WA 98944
    (509) 837-3601

    Grades: 6-8 | 920 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Selah Intermediate School Math: 56% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1401 West Fremont
    Selah, WA 98942
    (509) 698-8300

    Grades: 3-5 | 830 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Discovery Lab School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2810 Castlevale Rd
    Yakima, WA 98902
    (509) 573-5400

    Grades: 1-8 | 213 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Roosevelt Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    120 N 16th Ave
    Yakima, WA 98902
    (509) 573-1700

    Grades: K-5 | 524 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Marcus Whitman-cowiche Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1181 Thompson Rd
    Cowiche, WA 98923
    (509) 678-4435

    Grades: K-3 | 347 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Selah Middle School Math: 45% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    411 North First Street
    Selah, WA 98942
    (509) 698-8400

    Grades: 6-8 | 826 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Selah High School Math: 33% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    801 North First Street
    Selah, WA 98942
    (509) 698-8500

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,107 student
  • Rank: #2929.
    Robertson Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2807 W Lincoln Ave
    Yakima, WA 98902
    (509) 573-1600

    Grades: K-5 | 521 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Highland High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    17000 Summitview
    Cowiche, WA 98923
    (509) 678-7268

    Grades: 9-12 | 336 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Naches Valley Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    32 Shafer Avenue
    Naches, WA 98937
    (509) 653-2725

    Grades: 5-8 | 397 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Washington Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    800 E. Jackson Avenue
    Sunnyside, WA 98944
    (509) 837-3641

    Grades: PK-5 | 677 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Yakima Online Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    104 N 4th Ave
    Yakima, WA 98902
    (509) 573-5580

    Grades: 6-12 | 75 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    East Valley High School Math: 32% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1900 Beaudry Road
    Yakima, WA 98901
    (509) 573-7420

    Grades: 9-12 | 867 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Selah Homelink Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    308 W Naches Ave
    Selah, WA 98942
    (509) 698-8060

    Grades: K-8 | 25 students
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